spartan

Leonidas Polk

These who hold this view think that the Lacedaemonians believed that they would have no luck in defending Thermopylae, preferring to devote all their energy in defending the Isthmus of Corinth. Having said that, they feared that if Athens fell or joined the Persians they would have no opportunity. The loss of the Athenian fleet would be disastrous for the Greek resistance, one thing that could not be endangered. Zack Snyder’s film was not shot in order to teach history lessons. The “300” film is based on the eponymous comic book by Frank Miller (creator of “Sin City”), which presents...